81% Of Eligible Voters Have Collected Their PVCs, Says INEC

PVCsThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that a total of 12, 929,204 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) are yet to be collected.

According to an update on the breakdown of PVCs collected so far by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu, a total of 55,904,272 million or 81.22 per cent has been distributed out of 68,833,476 million PVCs produced.

According to INEC, the figure released was based on the number of PVCs collected as of March 12.

Following the rescheduling of the general elections, INEC had extended the deadline for collection of PVCs till March 8 with a further extension announced last Sunday till March 22, which is six days to the presidential election.

Zamfara State still retained the lead with a total of 1,435,452 or 95.97 per cent PVCs distributed, followed by Jigawa with 1,756,320 or 95.91 per cent.

Despite several complaints by Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun State still trails other states in collection of PVCs with only 904,647 or 49.45 per cent out of its 1,829,534 registered voters.